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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Negaunee Public Schools Superintendent Jim Derocher joined the SUNNY Morning Show this morning to chat about the end of the latest school year and look back on some of the district’s key achievements. Superintendent Derocher discussed how the Negaunee school district seems to be bucking the trend […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – As the school year is coming to a close, many area district administrators are looking back on a year that presented some definite challenges and hard choices. There also were many bright spots on the year as well, and Marquette Area Public Schools Superintendent Debbie Veiht joined […]

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  The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released an update on the Duck Lake Fire in Luce County.  The fire is now estimated to be 21,450 acres in size. The fire had some flare-ups yesterday which resulted in the increase of the fire size. The fire is 55 percent contained.  Tahquamenon Falls State Park, […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Commission is making an effort to get the word out to city residents and concerned parties about items being discussed at their meetings. Marquette City Manager Bill Vajda joined the SUNNY Morning Show today to kick off a new series called “Table Talk”.  The […]

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Crews are continuing to fight wildfires in the central and eastern Upper Peninsula.  The Department of Natural Resources says a fire around Pike Lake in northern Luce county just west of Tahquamenon Falls State Park has become increasingly dangerous as it reached 17,000 acres overnight.  DNR officials expect wind gusts to reach 30 miles an […]

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Crews are still trying to contain a wildfire that has now burned 2,600 acres in the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service says crews have been working to contain the fire, but several spot fires crossed the containment line at Pine Creek.  The Department of Natural Resources plans on burning out […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Beginning between 8 and 9 a.m. today, M-DOT will close M-28 between Shingleton and Seney to allow the DNR to conduct back-burning operations from the highway. This activity is expected to take several hours, but the exact duration of the closure is not yet known. At last […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The wildfire on the Seney National Wildlife Refuge (Schoolcraft County), ignited by lightning and first reported on Monday, May 21, had burned approximately 1,500 acres as of Tuesday evening. The wildfire is in an area that backs up against the Fishing Loop and is a few miles […]

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Crews are continuing to try and contain a wildfire that has burned 1,500 acres in the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.  According to the U.S. Department of the interior, the fire is south of M-28, west of M-77, and just north of the fishing loop located on the refuge.  The fire is believed to have triggered […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A successful child development program initiated by the YMCA of Marquette County and run in conjunction with the Marquette Area Public Schools is going to expand. Lisa Coombs-Gerou, Executive Director of the YMCA of Marquette County, joined the SUNNY Morning Show today to outline the plan for […]

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